Recent Tile Design Articles

Photo: Jill Fritz/Hometalk

Refresh Your Backsplash!

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 21, 2014

We know everyone's obsessed with subway tile, and we get it. It sure is sleek, gorgeous, and classic. But it's also getting kind of...old. Sorry, but true. Everyone has it, and it seems...

Photo: Robert A/Hometalk

Renovate a Bathroom in 24 Hours

Posted by Katie Marks | Nov 20, 2013

If you live in an older home, you may well be grinding your teeth over your bathroom. Considering how much time we spend in our bathrooms, there's good reason to want yours to be a...

Photo: Fireclay Tile

Turning Obsolete CRT Screens Into Gorgeous Glass Tile

Posted by Katie Marks | Nov 18, 2013

Thanks to the ready availability of affordable flat screens, many homes are renovating their computer and home entertainment setups to take advantage of high-resolution, low-footprint...

Slate stair risers and photo via Ana M. via

Ideas for Creative Stair Risers

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Feb 24, 2013

Looking for a way to add visual pop to your house? Stair risers are often ignored, but they are the perfect canvas for a style statement. Whether you paint the risers, or cover them...

This ceramic tile rug right in front of the door is in lieu of ripping out all of the tile. Photo and tile repair by Kevin Stevens.

A Great Entry Tile Repair Idea

Posted by Kevin Stevens | Aug 21, 2012

One common question I get asked a lot is, “Can you fix this tile?” My answer is usually, “It depends.” In some of those cases the client has some spare tiles...

Look beyond tile when planning a kitchen backsplash. (Photo: gimbok/

Budget Backsplash Ideas

Posted by Laura Foster-Bobroff | Jun 08, 2012

A sluggish economy and limited budget might put a kybosh on the dream kitchen that’s on the top of the home improvement bucket list, but even an old, dingy kitchen can be spruced...

A tile accent wall by the author, KMS Woodworks (Kevin Stevens)

13 Unusual Place to Tile

Posted by Kevin Stevens | Nov 02, 2011

The most common places to install tile in the home are in the bathroom. Where else can a home add some style and durability from a tile installation? The possibilities are endless....

Photo and tile/carpentry work by Kevin Stevens of KMS Woodwork.

Bathroom Tile, at Different Heights

Posted by Kevin Stevens | Jun 30, 2011

How high should you tile your bathroom walls? Floor to ceiling is chic, but tile wainscotting also makes an impact. This guide will help you decide how high to tile in your bathroom. ...